With consumers and stakeholders placing an increased focus on environment, the European Commission released the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) as a single metric to measure, display and benchmark the environmental performance of products. To increase consistency of PEF studies, the European Commission works on Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCRs) with technical guidance for specific product category. Product Environmental Footprint is often too complex for Small and Medium Enterprises and the European Commission has identified some key actions: provide initial tools that support SMEs and make sure that PEFCRs represent a simplification in the application of PEF.

Life-RENDER aims to demonstrate under real conditions the technical, environmental and economic feasibility of an innovative tool enabling the realization of PEF and PEFCR-compliant studies by SMEs from the Food and Drink sector and the identification of focused environmental measures. The project will promote the implementation of the Environmental Footprint Methodology at European level as key tool to assess and to communicate life cycle environmental performance to business consumers and stakeholders.

» "Petit Déjeuner" - Application of the PEF Methodology to the Food and Drink Industry (ANIA - 26 February 2019)

ANIA, association representing the French Food Industry, organised a "Petit-Déjeuner" to inform about the Product Environmental Footprint methodology to different food actors in the framework of the PEFMED Project. Life RENDER was presented as a key tool to apply the methodology to the Dairy Sector.

» Life RENDER presented at the Final Conference of the PT CAPACITY BUILDING last 6th December 2018

PT CAPACITY BUILDING – “Portugal Capacity Building for better use of LIFE”, coordinated by the Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente, aims to improve the overall Portuguese capacity for participation in the LIFE Programme.

» Project follow-up meeting and Neemo review

On January 31, 2019, the LIFE RENDER project organised its coordination meeting, as well as the second monitoring meeting with the Neemo team. During both sessions, the advances made in the technical developments were presented and shared and the schedule and the financial and administrative aspects of the project were reviewed.